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Absence of VP puts national security at risk: DWG
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Absence of VP puts national security at risk: DWG

The continued absence of a vice president in President Adama Barrow’s cabinet dangerously incapacitates the National Security Council and puts at risk national security, a pro-democracy group, Democracy Watch Gambia says. Gambia’s constitution requires that a National Security Council be established and the Vice President heads the council. The vacancy […]

Gambia: man dies after being abused by police
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Gambia: man dies after being abused by police

A Gambian man is reported dead shortly after being mistreated by undercover police officers in the Gambia, his family members report. El Hadrami Mohameden Zayid died on Tuesday after police officers were seen dragging him outside his home, his wife Isatou Jallow said. Eyewitnesses say at least seven police officers […]

Gambia investigating the issuance of passports, IDs to non-citizens
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Gambia investigating the issuance of passports, IDs to non-citizens

Gambian authorities have stopped issuing national identity cards and passports after the former regime gave out national documents to non-citizens, including diplomatic passports. The West African nation’s homeland security department is investigating the reports and overhauling the entire system, officials say. Gambia’s former opposition parties, which now make up the […]